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chickensReuters reports that RCL Foods will lay off more than half of its workforce after cheaper poultry imports reduced its sales, the producer of poultry and other foods said on Wednesday.  

The poultry industry in SA has been battling for survival amid stiff competition from producers in Brazil, the European Union and the United States with industry experts predicting up to 4,000 job losses this year.  RCL Foods, which employs around 2,500 workers at its Hammersdale factory in Kwazulu-Natal, said it will reduce its production by 50% and slash 1,350 jobs.  It was likely to cut even more jobs in the future, the firm said.  The firm’s Scott Pitman commented:  “We are making a big loss as are most of the other big poultry companies in the country at the moment.”

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